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    CD won mainly on convenience but the clinical sound was inferior to vinyl and you lost the ability to record which of course cassette had. No doubt...
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    Yes, CD was the death knell for both music centres and eventually cabinet systems as well. When I had a summer job as a student in a TV/hi-fi shop...
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    I can remember lusting after the products in their flyers, particularly tape decks and CD players. Don't ever remember buying anything there though....
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    So when did music centres/all-in-one cabinet systems go out of fashion? I would say the mid-1980s when midi-systems took over, which were in turn...
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    I think that Waltham was based in the Republic of Ireland, although by ~1980 they would probably be selling mainly rebranded products imported from...
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    CrystalBall replied to a thread VW k 70 in Transport
    The K70 was developed by NSU which was taken over by VW. By ~1970 VW was beginning to struggle with its ageing range of cars and used the much more...
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    True, although the Triumph part of the Acclaim literally was the badge as it was a Honda Ballade in disguise! The UK also had a navy that was about...
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    They were not all bad. Some of the more upmarket ones (e.g. ITT) were built from decent components and actually pretty good. Also, the later ones...
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    CrystalBall replied to a thread Portacabins in School days
    I taught in primary schools for 20 years and these temporary classrooms are fine if you are a kid but a pain for the teacher - cramped, noisy, baking...
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